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About Mithmeoi

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  1. 1. Keep all your receipts, tickets, photos, joint accounts, bills etc! And keep them organized. Helps make things go more smoothly and you'll have less of a chance of an RFE. You don't have to submit EVERYTHING, I mean keep it within reason, but if they ask for something in the future that you haven't submitted already, you won't have to panic. We went the Spousal visa route but for either visa, it'll make your life easier. Especially when you get to removal of conditions on the green card and need proof that you are still living together. Congrats and I wish you the best with everything!
  2. I'd go for it! We had a co-sponsor too. It might save you from having unneeded delays in case they feel you won't meet the minimum requirements.
  3. I'm not sure of any issues, I've heard of people using assets before on the application too, but if he isn't making 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines you will need a co-sponsor. If it's just the two of you, the requirement is $20,575. All that can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p I'm unsure how long the taxes for your father might take, I'd look into it asap though if you do need him as co-sponsor. Good luck!
  4. It's awful what she's done, but unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it via immigration without solid proof. As others have said look up a divorce attorney and cut ties asap. I'm sorry to hear you've had to go through this.
  5. I stayed with my husband while we processed the cr1. We decided to have quick wedding in the states when he visited for a couple months and I was able to fly back with him to Belgium and apply for residency while there. I didn't need a visa, at the time, but each country is different. So definitely look into the requirements. I did not have a house or anything lined up when we applied, but we were approved by having a co sponsor and using my parents' address. I also maintained bank accounts over here while I lived abroad.
  6. The US allows dual citizenship, so you'd have to check what the rules are for Mexico if she can retain her citizenship there, but I'm pretty sure it's allowed. Naturalization can move quickly or slowly just depending on the field office you are near. For my husband it took a little over three months, for others it's taken over a year.
  7. Also updating this thread to say he's got his US passport now, it took less than two weeks to come in! Less time than it took for me to renew mine. lol The book came in the mail first then his naturalization certif showed up two days later.
  8. Good luck to you both! Hopefully things will move quickly!
  9. My hubby applied under the 5 year rule, and there's far less scrutiny on the relationship. They asked us for scans of proof my husband signed up for selective service, our wedding certificate, and his current greencard. We also submitted his state ID. None of it was asked for when he went in for the interview even though he did bring it. I've heard some take some tax transcripts but it's not required. You can always add them to be on the safe side if you are concerned about that.
  10. My hubby and I got married here while he was visiting on the vwp, then I chose to go back to Belgium with him while we filed CR1. It never was an issue for him when he entered the country or at his visa interview. Lots of people do it. As someone already said too, just make sure your fiancee has proof they will return to Canada.
  11. My husband is finally a US citizen! I wanted to say thank you to all those on VJ that have helped along the way. We were 100% clueless when we first got married and this site was a lifesaver. We filed the N-400 online at the beginning of March and he was approved at the end of May! I'm still kind of amazed at how quickly it went. His interview only lasted about fifteen minutes, he breezed through the test part, and they didn't ask him very many personal questions other than who he was married to and where we had gotten married. He was a little nervous when he first was called back but the officer interviewing him was very laid back and he was put at ease after a minute or so. He had brought evidence of marriage, selective service, and his old passport with original visa, but was not asked for any of it. We filed under the 5 year rule. He was told after being approved that the oath ceremony could take one to two months to schedule but they emailed an update two days later saying the ceremony had been scheduled a little over a week later! The ceremony took place yesterday and took about 40 minutes. It was in Spokane, WA. There were roughly 20 people there. Everyone was very friendly, even with us being confused and going to the wrong floor first. haha They had everyone start to come in to the courtroom around 10:30am and the ceremony started at 11am. After the judge entered and everyone was seated the judge stated the duties and responsibilities that everyone who is a citizen is expected to do. Then an officer called out each person's country. Whenever a country was called they'd have anyone from there stand and remain standing until everyone's country had been acknowledged and they had all said the oath and the pledge of allegiance. Everyone was allowed to sit after that and they proceeded to call each person up individually to get their certificates. At this particular one they were also handing out flag pins from a group of ladies who are direct descendants of those who were here at the founding of the US too. Once the certificates were all passed out the judge said a few words and congratulated everyone. Then we were dismissed. She stuck around though so those who wanted photos with her and family could get them. They also had someone taking high quality photos during the ceremony for those who didn't have anyone there to take any. Then before leaving the building they had a table set up so you could register to vote. Overall it was a really good experience. It's been 8 years to the month since we started this journey. It was long and sometimes very stressful, but we've made it! Thank you again to those who run this site and have such lovely guides to follow, and to all the fellow forum folks who have answered my questions over the years!
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